This November, as the end of the fall term approaches, the Deerfield community will have a few opportunities to de-stress by enjoying performances hosted by various music groups on campus and exploring the artwork of Tim Trelease.
“Women in Music” Concert:
On November 15, the highly anticipated “Women in Music” concert will be presented at the Hess Wachsman Concert Hall at 7:00pm by the Deerfield Orchestra, Deerfield Vocal Program and CODA. The program features music by great female artists of the last four centuries including Beyonce, Clara Schumann, Lizzo, Lili Boulanger, Joni Mitchell, Hildegard von Bingen, Aretha Franklin, Caroline Shaw, and Sara Bareilles. The evening will end with a DJ dance party in the Hess Lobby.
Kate Landino ‘20, a member of CODA, said, “Coming together to celebrate the power of women and why we need them in music is something everyone should do as women have been historically underrepresented in the music industry.”
See the “Women In Music” article to get a better understanding of the importance of this concert to those who worked to prepare the event.
Fall Chamber Music Showcase:
On November 17 in the Hess Wachsman Concert Hall at 4:00pm, there will be a Fall Chamber Music Showcase. Students from the Advanced Chamber Music and Band classes will perform their Fall Term repertoire.
The music in this performance includes pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, and Zoltán Kodály.
“These talented musicians have been working extremely hard on some of the most advanced repertoire in the classical canon,” said Head of the Music Department, Thomas Bergeron.
“It’s nice to see that these end-of-term chamber showcases have become a preferred Sunday afternoon activity for students as they seek to sharpen their focus in anticipation of exam week. It’s nice to see students get the recognition that they deserve.”
Nature And Alchemy by Tim Trelease:
Starting from November 3 to December 2, the Von Auersperg Gallery will be featuring works by Art Teacher Timothy Trelease. Representing a deep connection to the richness of the natural, agricultural, and post-industrial New England landscape, his works range from pencil and ink drawings, paintings, constructions with found objects, silver prints and short digital film.
Mr. Trelease focuses on the art of synesthesia (reinterpreting one art form with another art form) as some of his pieces were inspired by music and poetry, including poems by T.S Eliot, Walt Whitman, and William Blake, and a song by the contemporary band The Avett Brothers.
“I feel at one with the universe during these painting sessions, absorbing the sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world,” Mr. Trelease reflected.
“I hope that the array of abstract and representational pieces will be inspiring for a community like Deerfield’s, which is imbued with so many different interests.”